Academic Calendar 2024-2025

SCHOOL STARTS

Thursday 29th August.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Friday 18th October

MID-TERM BREAK

School closes on Friday 25th October 14:15.

School Re-opens Monday 4th November

PARENT-TEACHER MEETINGS

25th November-29th November. Teachers will be in touch nearer the time to organise meetings.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon Friday 20th December School Re-opens Monday 6th January

SAINT BRIGID'S DAY

Monday 3rd February. School Closed.

MID-TERM BREAK

School closes Friday 14th February at 14:15.

School Re-opens Monday 24th February

ST PATRICK’S DAY

Monday 17th March. School Closed.

EASTER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 11th April  

School Re-opens Monday 28th April

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 5th MAY. School Closed.

STANDARDISED TESTING

Thursday 1st May-Friday 23rd May.

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

School closed Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd June 

School Re-opens Wednesday 4th June

ACTIVE WEEK/ MULTI-CULTURAL DAY

Active Week will be from Monday, June 16th-Friday June 20th.

Junior Sports Day Monday 16th Booterstown Park 8:50-09:40.

Senior Sports Day Tuesday 17th Booterstown Park 08:50-10:00

Multicultural Day Friday 21st June 12:45-14:00. School Yard.

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Wednesday, June 25th at 10:00.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 27th June

Details regarding Staff Training Days, First Holy Communion, Confirmation & 6th Class Graduation will be shared when we have dates.

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Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
01-2886830
Thursday, July 18, 2024
01-2886830
8:35 - 14:15
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The Board of Saint Mary's Boys' National school manages the school on behalf of the patron and is accountable to the patron and the Minister. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including guidance and direction of the teachers and other staff of the school, and is accountable for that management.

The Board adopts a child-centred approach to all of its work. It also has regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community. The Board upholds the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing.

The Board of Management of Saint Mary's is the corporate body which takes responsibility for all aspects of school life - its role now described under the following headings:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching and Learning.     

The Board works closely with the Staff and the Parents, ensuring that there is regular consultation and good communication to achieve the highest possible outcomes in the teaching and learning and the management and leadership of Saint Mary's. 
The Board also supports and is supported by a very active Parents Association.
The structure of the Board of Saint Mary's is according to the Catholic Primary School Managers Association and consists of:

  • 2 Patron's Nominees
  • Principal and Teacher
  • Parent Nominee: father
  • Parent Nominee: mother
  • when these 6 people have been elected, they then agree on the two representatives from the wider community.

The Board of Management of Saint Mary's currently these includes:

Mary O' Reilly (Chairperson) Archbishop's Nominee
Ms. Therese O' Donoghue  Archbishop's Nominee
Mr. Noel Scully Principal/Secretary
Ms. Aoife Cartwright  Teachers' Nominee
Ms. Roisín Keaney  Parent Nominee
Mr. Johnny Carroll  Parent Nominee
Mr. John Fitzpatrick  Community Nominee - Treasurer
Ms  Ann Burke  Community Nominee

The Board meets once a month (or at least once a term) to discuss the running of the school and to discharge its legal and mandatory requirements as a Board. At the end of each meeting, an Agreed Report is formulated and shared with school staff and the Parents Association.

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